Kochi University of Technology



Assoc. Prof. Yasunori Matsumoto received the 2014 Commendation for Science and Technology  new!

Assoc. Prof. Yasunori Matsumoto (Research Organization for Regional Alliances Kochi University of Technology) and Izui Tekkosho Co., Ltd received the 2014 Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Prize for Science and Technology, Technology Category.
This prize is presented to entities and scientists that have been outstanding in areas such as development of prominent technology which has high potential to contribute local economy.

Overseas training in Thailad and Singapore new!

For promoting better understanding in foreign culture, fostering global-mindset, and increasing communication skills, Kochi University of Technology conducted an overseas study tour in Thailand and Singapore from March 2nd to 12th, 2014.
The training group consists of 17 selected students. In the first half of the program, they visited KUT partner schools in Thailand, such as Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology (TNI), King Monukuts University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) and Chulalongkorn University. KUT students made a presentation to introduce Japanese culture in English by using the slides they prepared in Japan at each school.

Entrance Ceremony was held new!

On April 3rd, KUT held an entrance ceremony for the academic year 2014 at the auditorium.
511 bachelor students, 4 transferred bachelor students, 109 master students and 10 doctoral students including 3 special scholarship program students selected from Japan,China, Egypt and Poland took their first step to their school life in KUT.

KMUTT delegation visited KUT

The delegation from King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thongburi (KMUTT) lead by Prof. Anak Khantachawana visited Kochi University of Technology

Commencement Ceremony was held

Kochi University of Technology held a commencement ceremony at the auditorium on March 20th. 474 bachelor students, 95 master students, and 14 doctoral students embarked on the new chapter of their life.

KUT table tennis club visited China

For sports exchange with Shenyang University of Technology and Heilongjiang University, the selected 16 table tennis club members led by professor Miho Hamada, the coach of the team visited Shenyang and Harbin, China from March 1st to March 11th, 2014.

Japanese Cultural Tour in Kobe, Osaka, Nara & Kyoto

Twenty four KUT international and seven Japanese students joined the Japanese cultural tour to four cities in Kansai area on February 22nd to 24th. The international students are from China, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Bangladesh and Latvia. Two of them are leaving after the completion of their 3-year doctoral course.

Congratulating Professor Emeritus Yasuharu Suematsu on winning the Japan Prize


The ambassador to Japan of Federated States of Micronesia visited Kochi University of Technology

John Fritz, the ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Japan, Kunio Suenaga, the economic attaché/officer of Federated States of Micronesia, and other people concerned made an official visit to Kochi Prefecture for 3 days. On January 29th Wednesday, they visited Kochi University of Technology (KUT) and exchanged their views with the KUT chair, Hajime Okamura, the president, Taketo Sakuma, the vice president, Masahiko Isobe, the chair of International Relation Center (IRC), Prof. Akimitsu Hatta and the director of IRC, Prof. Shinichiro Sakikawa.

Prof. Kikuma Watanabe is awarded 2013 International Awards Program for Religious Art & Architecture


A former designated Assistant Professor, is selected for The Recruitment Program of Global Experts , Thousand Talents Program, for 2013.


Publication of “Methods and Applications of Cycloaddition Reactions in Organic Syntheses” a book by Professor Nishiwaki- January 2014


The 9th International Symposium for Social Management Systems 2013 was held in Sydney

The 9th International Symposium on Society for Social Management Systems (SSMS 2013) was conducted from December 2nd to 4th, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. The total of one hundred fifteen faculty members and researchers from seven countries from the Asian region participated and explored the science, engineering, medicine and economics and social systems in responding to mega disasters, with the special theme of “Jobs, Lives, and Hearts of our People” .

The 9th SSMS, cosponsored by the Kochi University of Technology and the University of Western Sydney (UWS), were marked by achieving the new horizon of Social Management Systems collaborates with Medical Science and Psychological aspects.

New international students experienced Japanese culture

On Nov 10th, 2013, new international students who were enrolled this October and their Japanese tutor students joined a tour to Kochi city culture plaza Cul-Port to learn flower arrangement.

KUT students joined Hoshi Shrine Festival

The group of international students visited Otoyo-cho, northeastern part of Kochi Prefecture, on October 24th to join the autumn Hoshi Shrine Festival to feel the indigenous spirituality of Japan.
Otoyo-cho, population of 4200, is located in the center of Shikoku mountains and known for beautiful Yoshino river.

YOSAKOI Lions Club invited KUT students to the International Cultural Event at Umaji-mura village,

18 KUT international students were invited by YOSAKOI Lions Club to the bus trip to Umaji-mura village located northeastern part of Kochi Prefecture on November 2 to join the International Cultural Event. Umaji-mura whose population is 971 is a member of

Mokpo National Maritime University’s training ship “SAE YU DAL”berthed in Kochi harbor

Mokpo National Maritime University’s training ship “SAE YU DAL” had been berthed at a pier in Kochi harbor from October 18th to 21st, 2013 for the first time.
Affected by typhoon No. 26, 25 sailors, 18 faculty members and 131 students on SAE YU DAL arrived in Kochi harbor one day behind their original schedule. While Kochi University of Technology’s brass band team “WIND BRASS” welcomed them by playing a music along sides of the red carpet, the Korean students in the white uniform gave a salute in a line on its deck to show their gratitude.

2013 Autumn Matriculation Ceremony

Kochi University of Technology held a matriculation ceremony on October 1st. 12 doctoral course students and 2 master course students from 8 different countries, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Latvia, and Germany started their school life.

2013 Autumn Graduation Ceremony 

Degrees were conferred to 1 master and 8 doctoral students at the graduation ceremony in Kochi University of Technology on September 30th.

Japanese Caltural Tour in Shimanto

Twenty four KUT international and five Japanese students joined the Japanese cultural tour to Cape of Ashizuri and Shimanto City on September 22nd and 23rd.

KUT hosted Yosakoi Summer School 2013

Kochi University of Technology hosted Yosakoi Summer School 2013 from August 4th (Mon) to August 11th (Sun), and 8 universities with academic exchange agreement in Asian and European regions, such as Harbin Institute of Technology and Heilongjiang University, China, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, and National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, Thammasat University, Thailand, Yeungnam University, South Korea, South Wales University, England, and Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain sent their students to this summer program aiming at further development of academic and cross-cultural exchange. KUT started Yosakoi Summer School last year August, and this year is the second time.

The 4th ISFT and the 10th anniversary of SSP were held in Shenyang, China

The 4th International Symposium on Frontier Technology (ISFT) were conducted from July 26 to July 29th, 2013 in Shenyang, Liaoning province, China. The symposium was cosponsored by the Chinese KUT alumni association, Shenyang Pharmaceutical University (SPU). In the 4th ISFT, 85 persons participated in total. 46 research papers were submitted, 3 invited lectures were held and 39 presentations took place in English.

KUT students joined tea ceremony

On May 26th, International Relations Center conducted “Japan Cultural Tour” to Chikurinji Temple which is well known as the 31st temple of Shikoku pilgrimage, and the tea ceremony held thanks to the kind support from the tea school called “Tosa Sekishu-ryu” in Kochi City.

KUT has signed international academic exchange agreement with King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand

On May 16th, 2013, Kochi University of Technology (KUT) and King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL) have signed the international academic exchange agreement . This is the 33rd academic exchange agreement for KUT from 10 foreign countries.

New foerign students experienced Japanese culture

On April 28th, 2013, new Secial Scholarship Program students who were enrolled this spring and Japanese students who are interested in international cultural exchange joined a tour to Kokubunji temple, Kochi city culture plaza Cul-Port for the exhibition of the flower arrangement, and Katsurahama beach.

Courtesy Visit to the Mayer of Kami-city

On April 25th, seven foreign students from China, Myanmar, Pakistan, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, and Ghana who were newly enrolled in the Special Scholarship Program doctoral course of Kochi University of Technology this spring paid a courtesy visit to the Mayer of Kami-city, Mr. Makio KADOWAKI for the first time at Kami-city office.

Entrance Ceremony 2013 Spring new!

On April 3rd, the entrance ceremony was held at the auditorium. 495 new undergraduate students were enrolled in the School of System Engineering, the School of Environmental Science and Engineering, the School of Information, and the School of Management. 11 students were newly transferred to the 3rd year. 115 master course students and 10 doctoral course students were enrolled in the graduate school. In total, 631 new students made a fresh start in KUT in this spring.

Chinese new year party

Chinese new year party was held in Kuzume dormitory on February 10th (Sun). The party was organized by Chinese foreign students’ association, and all of the Chinese students prepared the dumplings and local dishes from their home town in China.

the welcome tea ceremony for newly enrolled overseas doctoral students was held at Kochi City Culture Plaza Cul-Port on January 13th

Thanks to the kind offer from Tosa Sekishu Ryu, one of the most famous school of tea ceremony in Kochi, the welcome tea ceremony for newly enrolled overseas doctoral students was held at Kochi City Culture Plaza Cul-Port on January 13th.

Oko High School International Day

Oko high school held an event called “International Day” as a part of their international education. This year is the 9th year since they started this event for the first time, and it has been successful in terms of fostering their students’ international mindset.
Beautiful Japan